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Former client Drama allegedly targets Phaedra Parks with fake bomb in Buckhead office building

By RODNEY HO/, originally filed Thursday, July 28, 2016

Phaedra Parks spent this week in Philadelphia at the Democratic National Convention, according to her social media feeds.

But a man named Terence Cook was arrested at the Buckhead building where her law office is located and charged with terroristic threats and creating a false public alarm. Police told People that he said he was "tired of being treated wrongly" and that he had a bomb strapped to his leg.

After the building was evacuated, the cops found no bomb and the People story said an unnamed source noted the suspect “just really didn’t seem like that much of a threat."

(The original story.)

UPDATE: Friday, July 29: He was denied bail.

Starcasm said Cook is a former client of Parks and goes by the rapper name Drama. He had a hit single in 1999 "Left, Right, Left." It peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard rap chart.

According to Starcasm, Drama hired Parks in 1999 when he was facing multiple robbery and battery charges. He would eventually plead guilty as part of a deal. TMZ said he was  later arrested again for armed robbery and other charges in 2003 and was released from prison in 2015.

On Thursday morning, Cook ended up in the wrong office and as noted, Parks wasn't even in her office. She was in Philadelphia at the DNC. She has yet to comment.

An Instagram account posted pictures of his arrest:




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Rodney Ho covers radio and television for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.